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hchheda
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Fidoji, I have almost the same size lawn and use a simple electric mower 20". I don't bag the grass and leave it on the lawn. It gets converted into fertilizer and feeds the lawn. The yard looks ugly for 1-2 days but by the 3rd-4th day it looks great, especially when it rains.

I bought my mower on Kijiji for $40, works great for me.

Hiren


 
Post ID: 235041 29-05-17 20:23:02
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icame
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Originally posted by hchheda

Fidoji, I have almost the same size lawn and use a simple electric mower 20". I don't bag the grass and leave it on the lawn. It gets converted into fertilizer and feeds the lawn. The yard looks ugly for 1-2 days but by the 3rd-4th day it looks great, especially when it rains.

I bought my mower on Kijiji for $40, works great for me.

Hiren



You can leave the grass clippings on the lawn. The nutrients are returned back to the grass.

But once a month or so, you should thoroughly rake your lawn, as the grass clippings left on the lawn can create a thick THATCH. It clogs the lawn.

Thick Thatch created from fallen tree leaves or grass clippings left on lawn prevents your lawn from AERATION and prevents air,sunlight and other stuff like fertilizer, nutrients from reaching the grass roots.

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If you cut the grass on time then you can leave the clippings on the lawn as clippings are small, so having bag or not won't matter much.

When your life gets busy and you don't get time to cut the grass on time, then lawn mower having bag comes in handy. You can dispose off grass with yard waste but it will not work in Toronto since Toronto does not allow grass clippings in yard waste. You will have to find a way to compost it.

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Post ID: 235044 30-05-17 05:56:48
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Fido
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Folks,

Though I had brought the other one a couple of months back , but would be opening it this weekend.

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.mow-joe-14-inch-electric-lawn-mower-with-3-height-adjustments.1000777186.html


Incidentally, the following one is currently on sale as well... Please advise if the following is better than the previous one, in which case I can return the previous one and buy the new one.

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.21-inch-140cc-side-discharge-lawn-mower.1000728544.html

My yard size is very medium 20 ft by 15 ft or so. Thanks.

I also notice per SS that city of Toronto doesn't pick up grass - in which case the latter one appears to be an obvious choice as I think it mulches. But there s no bagger attachment for this one which is there on the former one.

Please advise folks - I need to mow my front this weekend.


Added one more upon researching ... this one has bagging and mulching capability ...

https://www.lowes.ca/lawn-mowers/remington-140cc-21-in-gas-push-mower-with-powermore-engine-11a-a1ba583_g2402544.html</font>


Bumping the post.

Thanks Hiren, IC & RC ..... I am inclining towards the Lowe $215/- one ..

I am a newbie in this area ..If anyone can point of some lanmowers that look OK on kijiji , I can look at them also.

Need to finalize it by this weekend ... Thanks folks.


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Post ID: 235052 30-05-17 11:49:54
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icame
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I put my grass clipping in the green bin, after I rake the lawn lightly . I don't even waste money on those brown yard waste paper bags.

A lawn mower will easily last 10 years. So don't cheap out on it. For $ 200 you will get a good one, so only 20 bucks a year.

Get one with a bag, as raking is too time consuming and hard on your back and knees. But a good exercise, if you look at it that way. You don't have to rake if you mow frequently as the grass clippings will be small and you can leave them on the lawn

At the end of the season, empty the Old gas (petrol) from the lawn mower. Next year put fresh new gas, don't use old gas from last year.

Also every year change the oil in the lawn mower. You get a bottle of lawn mower oil for 5 bucks. It will last you 3-4 years. You only have to put a little oil into the mower, after emptying the previous dirty oil.

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Post ID: 235053 30-05-17 12:26:03
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Fido
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Thanks IC ..Shall follow the above as well as FH's instructions on the first page ...

Deciding to go ahead with this today / tomorrow ...

https://www.lowes.ca/lawn-mowers/remington-140cc-21-in-gas-push-mower-with-powermore-engine-11a-a1ba583_g2402544.html

Remington

140cc 21-in Gas Push Mower with PowerMore Engine
21-in rear bag with mulching capability
6-position dual-lever wheel height adjusters
Bottle of engine oil included
CARB compliant

Specifications:
Engine: PowerMore
Engine displacement: 140cc
Start type: Recoil
Drive type: Push
Cut width: 21-in
Front wheel Size: 7-in
Rear wheel Size: 8-in

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icame
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Originally posted by Fido

Thanks IC ..Shall follow the above as well as FH's instructions on the first page ...

Deciding to go ahead with this today / tomorrow ...

https://www.lowes.ca/lawn-mowers/remington-140cc-21-in-gas-push-mower-with-powermore-engine-11a-a1ba583_g2402544.html

Remington

140cc 21-in Gas Push Mower with PowerMore Engine
21-in rear bag with mulching capability
6-position dual-lever wheel height adjusters
Bottle of engine oil included
CARB compliant

Specifications:
Engine: PowerMore
Engine displacement: 140cc
Start type: Recoil
Drive type: Push
Cut width: 21-in
Front wheel Size: 7-in
Rear wheel Size: 8-in



Yeah its a good one. Lowe's has a promo where they send you a $ 10 OFF code in your email for any purchase above $ 50.

https://www.lowes.ca/account/subscriptionMgmt.aspx?coupon=yes

Give them a fake or your real email id and get that $ 10 code. You will save extra 10 bucks.

You might have to order online for a FREE in store pick up. No extra charge for that. Probably better this way, so you don't waste a trip if they are out of stock.

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Fido
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Guys,

One last q -- I know I am going into a lot of un needed depth.

I purchased an electric lawn mower 1 month back for a discounted $160/- all in. which is decent and has a bag but does not mulch.

I am planning to buy one today a gas lawn mower which will cost me $245/- all in which has a bag as well as mulching blade.

Price difference is 50%.

My lawn size is small ... front only .. 15 * 20/25 . I intend to mow once in 3 weeks. City Toronto .. does not pick up grass clippings.

Have got 2 options ....

a. Buy gas one today and return the previous one.

b. Use the electric one for an year - see how it goes ... if not up to the mark, then sell it next year for $100/- and then buy the gas one .... advantage being that I got the electric one at a good price and would lose the discount upon returning it .. and who knows it may suffice my requirement.

Which option appears better ?


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Post ID: 235069 31-05-17 11:27:53
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icame
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Quote:
Originally posted by Fido

Guys,

One last q -- I know I am going into a lot of un needed depth.

I purchased an electric lawn mower 1 month back for a discounted $160/- all in. which is decent and has a bag but does not mulch.

I am planning to buy one today a gas lawn mower which will cost me $245/- all in which has a bag as well as mulching blade.

Price difference is 50%.

My lawn size is small ... front only .. 15 * 20/25 . I intend to mow once in 3 weeks. City Toronto .. does not pick up grass clippings.

Have got 2 options ....

a. Buy gas one today and return the previous one.

b. Use the electric one for an year - see how it goes ... if not up to the mark, then sell it next year for $100/- and then buy the gas one .... advantage being that I got the electric one at a good price and would lose the discount upon returning it .. and who knows it may suffice my requirement.

Which option appears better ?



Keep the electric one.

If you mow every 3 weeks, the grass clippings are really small. No need for mulching.
You can even get rid of the bag from the electric one and let the clippings fall on the lawn, they will add nutrients to the lawn.

Or you can keep the bag and create compost from the grass clippings collected in the lawn mower bag and other organic waste in your house like banana peel, leftover veggies .

Later on you can add it to the lawn in fall as a fall fertilizer..or even in your flower beds and shrubs and trees.

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